Welcome to the Red, White and Blue Inspiration Tour!
As hard as it is to believe … the 4th of July is less than a month away!
This week, join my blogging buddies and me for some patriotic ideas to spruce up your home!
I found this table for … free from a friend.
It was pretty scratched up, and it smelled strongly of smoke.
I removed the hardware, cleaned it up and got to work.
I painted the entire piece with Plaster Paint in Cobalt Blue — this is the first piece I have ever used navy paint on. I’m usually a turquoise girl, but I decided to step out of the box a little.
After I painted on two coats of navy and let it dry, I started taping off my stripes with Frog Tape.
Once my tape was on, I painted on another layer of blue paint to seal my tape down so it wouldn’t bleed (which isn’t normally a problem with Frog Tape … but just in case).
I then painted on my white stripes with Plaster Paint in Ivory Lace. I went over them twice.
I then distressed my whole piece and coated it in clear wax.
I spray painted my handles with Krylon spray paint in Cherry Red.
I think this would be super cute in a little boy or little girls room!
Check out the other ladies’ projects down below! There will be new projects added daily!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
I love this, Shanna! SO fun and even though it has the red handles, it sill has a nautical beachy vibe which I love! XO
How were you able to combat the smoke smell? Does painting a piece take care of that issue? Thanks! It’s beautiful!
Thanks Kristin! I just used dryer sheets in the drawer for a couple of days and it took care of the smell. If it is more severe I will put a coat of shellac in the inside.
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Super cute Shanna! I love the navy and white stripes- so much fun. It would be perfect in a boy’s room. 🙂 Thanks for joining the tour this week!
Thank you Jen! Thanks so much for including me!
BEAUtiful job, Shanna! Love the stripes and those RED handles are the icing on the cake! Perfection!
What a fun project! I love the stripes and especially love the red handles.
Thank you Paula!
This is so creative and cute! The handles are awesome, fantastic job!
Thank you Dria! Have a great weekend!
Kathy, Petticoat Junktion says
love,love,love….this table. So cute and you can’t beat free! The blue and white stripes and the red pulls are perfect Shanna 🙂
Thank you Kathy! Have a good weekend!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Love it Shanna!! I can so see that in a little boy’s room. Love the stripes! (and free is always great!! 😉 )
Thank you so much Nancy! There’s not much I will pass up when it is free! Have a great weekend!
Your transformed this into a fun piece. Great job!
Thank you Sarah!
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
Love the Red, White & Blue! I will be back to visit more. Super Cute!
Dragonfly & Lily Pads
Thank you so much Karen Marie!
I can’t believe it is the same nightstand. I love the way the stripes look wavy, and I love the drawer pulls painted red. laurie
Thank you so much Laurie! Have a good weekend!
Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home says
Love what you did for this piece! And oh, how I love that the red hardware now looks kinda like anchors! Wonderfully nautical!!
Thank you so much Sondra! Have a great weekend!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
This would look so cute in a little boys room, for sure, but it would look gorgeous in a lot of other rooms as well. It really has a coastal and Americana feel at the same time. I LOVE it, Shanna!!!
I love it!! It’s beautiful!! You did an awesome job!!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Just adorable!!! I could so see this in my son’s room! You are sure talented with the paint brush!!! Pinned, shared and stumbled! XXOO Christy
Thank you so much Christy! Have a great weekend!
Jeanie @Create&Babble says
I love the nautical look of this table! The red pulls are the perfect touch. Pinning!
Thank you Jeanie! Have a great weekend!
T'onna Peters (Navy Wifey Peters) says
Cute! Great paint job! And those red handles really POP!!
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Thank you T’onna! Have a great weekend!
Christina @ Christina, Plain and Simple says
I love this Shanna! It’s quite the transformation. Ah the power of some elbow grease and paint!
Thank you Christina! Have a great weekend!
I think this is so cute! Nautical is my thing this summer so I am especially loving this 🙂 Pinning! Come on over to the Be. YOU. Tiful link party live on Thursdays at 12am PST.
Thank you so much Adrienne!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
What a cute side table… love the nautical vibe! I’m featuring it tomorrow in my Friday Features… thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!
i love this! the rad hardware just tops it off perfectly!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
It turned out great!
Inspired!! I have my husband’s old wooden toy box sitting in our garage and I just can’t decide how to paint it… keep it simple (one color) or get out of my comfort zone and try stripes or geometric shapes. I really LOVE your stripes so as of right now I’m leaning that way. Great job!!
Suzy @ Worthing Court says
This is just adorable! You always do such a great job of seeing the potential in a piece of furniture that I would just pass right on by. Your project is going to be featured on The Scoop this coming Monday night. Thank you for linking up!
What a great vision you had!
Will you tell me, does that piece have a laminate top, which it looks like to me? If so is there a problem with the paint peeling off?
You didn’t say, unless i completely missed it, at which point you took off the frog tape. I’d like to check what I think against when you actually removed it. Sorry if this is too basic, but furniture painting take a long learning curve for someone who hates to re-do something once it’s done.
Thanks MJ! This one actually had a wooden top but I have done stripes on laminate with no problem. I always take the tape off while it is still wet. You have a greater chance of it peeling off if it dries. There were a couple of tiny places that I had to touch up because of bleeding but nothing major. If your piece is white and you put on your tape to add the blue stripes, before you put on the blue go over the tape with the white paint to seal it, let it dry and then paint on the blue stripes (or whatever colors you are using). Does that make sense? It helps prevent bleeding under the tape. If that doesn’t make sense let me know and I will try again lol! Good luck and have a happy 4th!
Heather@ viralupcycle.com says
Wow. Shanna, I’m going to keep coming back. Love this. Can’t wait to see more.
BTW. I was thinking (probably from reading certain blogs) that frog tape was better than the blue 3m. Thanks for the honesty.
No problem Heather! I just have a little less bleeding with Frog Tape. Also if You are just normally using Frog Tape (not taping off stripes) once you place it down, go over it with a damp wash cloth on the edges. Frog Tape has a special chemical on it and if it gets damp it seals it and you have less leakage (that’s why when you paint the stripes it’s good to go over it with the same color paint first, it needs the moisture). Just a tip I learned when I met people from the company.